I talk with Marc Andre of VitalDollar.com about how to start and monetize a blog.
My name is Marc and when I was in my 20’s (I’m 40 now) I was desperately looking for a way to improve my financial situation. I made less money than I wanted to make, I wasn’t saving or investing as much as I should have, and I needed to find a solution.
In 2007, when I was 28 years old, I started a side hustle designing websites and blogging about design. At the time, I was really just looking for some extra money, but that side hustle quickly CHANGED EVERYTHING. After a year and a half of hard work, in 2008 I left my job as an auditor to pursue self-employment full-time.
I’ve now been self-employed as an internet marketer and blogger for more than 10 years, and I’ve been blessed to work from home and have more time with my wife and our two kids. During that time I’ve learned not only how to make more money, but also how to manage what I have and invest with the goal of early retirement.
When I left my job in 2008, my wife and I had a net worth of less than $100,000. Seven years later, we crossed the $1 million mark, and my wife also left her job in the middle of that stretch. My story has been featured on websites like Business Insider and MSN.